Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government

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Zondervan, 2009 M05 26 - 320 páginas
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Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. While many Christians can explain their church's form of rule or defend it because of its "tried and true" traditions, few people understand their church's administrative customs from a biblical perspective.

Who Runs the Church? explores questions such as: What model for governing the church does the Bible provide, and is such a model given for practical or spiritual reasons? Is there room for different methods within Christianity? Or is there a right way of "doing church"? And, finally, how (and by whom) should the church be governed?

Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents:

  • Episcopalianism - represented by Peter Toon
  • Presbyterianism - represented by L. Roy Taylor
  • Single-Elder Congregationalism - represented by Paige Patterson
  • Plural-Elder Congregationalism - represented by Samuel E. Waldron

As in other Counterpoints books, each view is followed by critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds.

 

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Steven B Cowan
7
PETER TOON
21
ROY TAYLOR
73
PAIGE PATTERSON
133
SAMUEL E WALDRON
187
An Episcopalians Closing Remarks
255
A Presbyterians Closing Remarks
263
A SingleElder Congregationalists Closing Remarks
275
A PluralElder Congregationalists Closing Remarks
287
Steven B Cowan
305
About the Contributors
311
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Paul E. Engle, series editor for Counterpoints Church Life, is an ordained minister who served for twenty-two years in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He is an adjunct teacher in several seminaries in this country and internationally. He serves as associate publisher and executive editor in the Church, Academic, and Ministry Resources team at Zondervan. He and his wife Margie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Steven B. Cowan (M.Div.; Ph.D.) is associate professor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL.

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